Sunday, December 14, 2008

Playdates of the week

Oh, we almost had too much fun with our friends this week. Our first stop was on Tuesday morning at Andrea & Colton's for a Pajamas & Pancakes playdate. Everyone was still dressed in our pj's and we feasted on YUMMY puffy pancakes, fruit and oh my, does this mama LOVE bacon! Andrea's storytime with Eric Carle's Pancakes! Pancakes! was awesome with all the kids totally absorbed in the book. Thanks, Andrea and Colton!

On Thursday, we hopped over to Gayle and Che's for a To the Tree! A Dog Party! based on
P.D. Eastman's Go, Dog, Go! Ok. I must confess that I'd never read this book, so Mia and I were totally captivated as Gayle read the book and Che yelled out the proper responses...too cute! Then we all made our party hats with construction paper, pom pom balls, stickers, gems, pipe cleaners and feathers! It was the best time being all creative and silly. Then came the party cake! A yummy chocolate cake...the kids all had a piece while the mamas snuck and extra piece or two in the kitchen. All the kids played so well together which really makes a nice relaxing time. This was the playdate where my niece, Gwen, was super affectionate (that's the way the sweetie always is) and very into my camera and took a beautiful shot of her cousin, Mia.

this sweet shot of Mia and I in our super groovy hats was taken by Stephanie

We finished the playdate week off with Melanie and Damon's Let it Snow. We made snow globes! Take an empty glass jar. Hot glue some cute holiday things on the inside of the lid. Add about 1/3 of the jar full of light corn syrup. Fill almost to the rim with water. Add glitter and other shiny fun floaty stuff (Mia added mylar-ish trees and reindeer). Fill the rest of the way with water. Put hot glue around the inside rim of the lid and close up tight. Shake and watch! Tahhdahhh! A DIY snow globe!!!!


lltanderson said...

love this post! i now have some great craft projects to do with livie this week!